The Nuts and Bolts of Using Oracle Cards

I like to use Oracle cards to teach people how to connect with their spirit guides. There is an incredible array of things you can use to begin to connect to your spirit guides. But oracle cards are one of the easiest and fun ways to do so.

Connecting with them will help you through your life more easily. One, they are here to do just that, help you. Meeting your sprit guides is very comforting and grounding.

You want to meet them to establish a relationship with them. In connecting to your guides, it helps ground you in your spiritual experience because you get communication and assistance that is real. As you learn to communicate with them, you get guidance along with validations for yourself. You can use these to count on the fact that you are sane.

It is not a matter of you talking to your guides or them hearing you. They do. It’s a matter of learning to hear them. It’s the most basic piece, the nuts and bolts, of spirit communication. An easy way to begin to learn to listen to the way they communicate is with a deck of metaphysical cards. I like recommending a set of oracle cards for this. One, oracle cards, in general, tend to offer a more positive and less frightening way of presenting information than tarot.

Two, the messages you get will translate the spirit world into this one for you. In other words, a set of cards can speak to you in a language you know and understand immediately: yours!  It takes a bit of learning to tune into how spirits talk to us and the cards can translate the messages easily for you. Here’s how I teach people to use them:

  • Relax.
  • Take a deep breath.
  • Shuffle the cards.
  • While shuffling, ask your spirit guides, “What is it I need to know and focus on today?”
  • Pull a card.
  • What is it saying to you?

Do this daily. If you like, keep a little journal on it. Over the course of a few days, perhaps a week, you will begin to see how these do have meaning for you and your life each day. It’s very confirming and in that, soothing.

How do you choose an oracle deck? Silly! They choose you! If you have a metaphysical book store in your area, they should display demonstration decks. These are decks of cards you can open and play with right in the store. Do so. First, look at the cover of the box, look at its artwork. Pick a deck that is visually appealing to you. Then open it and shuffle it and use the techniques above. Then pull one card. If it feels good, this is your deck!  If it does not, go try another. Sometimes you need to try a few and see which one resonates the best with you. That’s your deck!

Joyce M. Jackson, the Sane Psychic, is Your Guide on The SANE Side. She  is a renowned San Francisco Bay Area based Psychic, Psychic Medium, Huna and Toltec trained Shamanic Practitioner, Usui and Toltec Nagual Reiki Master, and the founder of Inner Strength Illuminations, her private label classes. She uniquely brings a calm, reassuring message in easy, simple terms for clarity to your life questions. She delivers guidance with compassion and warmth through her ability to inspire real understanding and transformation to confused by unclear emotions and experiences. You can book your own appointment with Joyce at The Sane Psychic.

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